Silver Travel Advisor Partner - Santa's Lapland
Santa’s Lapland has been taking families to meet the ‘real’ Father Christmas in the Saariselkä wilderness of Finnish Lapland since the early noughties. The brand offers quality, authentic-style two- and three-day trips throughout December that are value-for-money, including everything from half board accommodation to reindeer sleigh rides, husky sled rides, snowmobile rides, igloo visits, tobogganing and, of course, the obligatory meeting with Santa Claus himself in his hideaway log cabin home (not to mention playtime with his pesky Elves!). There are extra excursions you can buy too such as Northern Lights tours.
There are four hotels on offer on the Santa’s Magic programme: from the small and cosy to the larger spa hotel with swimming pool and slide. There are also a limited number of traditional Christmas Cabins that can house two separate families who share or one extended family where a host will cook and clean for you throughout your stay. On the Santa’s Aurora programme, guests stay in the modern, four-star Star Arctic Hotel, which overlooks the village and is the perfect spot to view the northern lights from.
Santa’s Lapland offers flight options from 19 UK airports: London Gatwick (LGW), London Luton (LTN), London Stansted (STN), Bournemouth (BOH), Exeter (EXT), Bristol (BRS), Cardiff (CWL), Birmingham (BHX), East Midlands (EMA), Humberside (HUY), Manchester (MAN), Leeds Bradford (LBA), Norwich (NWI), Liverpool (LPL), Newcastle (NCL), Belfast (BFS), Glasgow (GLA), Aberdeen (ABZ), Edinburgh (EDI).
“Great holiday in a beautiful setting. Very magical and made more so by the attentive staff. The whole experience was unforgettable”
Jeff, December 2018.
“We had the most wonderful, amazing time ever. Our children were starting to not believe in Santa but this trip reignited their belief. Every aspect of the holiday was totally amazing. I recommend everyone book this trip of a lifetime. Even us adults had fun and getting to try dog sledding was a memory I will never forget . Thank you, thank you for the most wonderful experience ever”.
Church Family, December 2018